Photo Restoration & Retouching
There are many services offered by photo restoration and retouching professionals, including glamorization, color correction, red eye reduction, scanning, and digital enhancement. Through professional editing services, these experts can fix damaged prints, or portions of prints, plus they can fix old films or slides for slideshows.
Customers may be able to bring their project into a store front, or they may submit their project through email or CD. Either way, the professionals should be able to give a convenient turnaround time for completion. They may use computer software to achieve their goals, but some jobs, such as those involving antique images and pictures, are best off done carefully by hand. Some offer camera repair and album sales too.
In addition to standard photo restoration and retouching, professionals may offer custom work involving vignettes, background replacements, collages, and portrait effects. These companies typically employ artists and computer experts, with experience in the photo restoration field. They may have contracts with certain companies to provide regular services on an ongoing basis. Or they may work on the side for themselves. Print shops that provide other services such as printing, copying, scanning, and collating, may also provide photograph restoration, digital enhancement, and color correction as well.
Customers can meet with these experts to go over services and options for repairing old damaged photos. They can explain how they will rejuvenate skin tones for the face and body, as well as bring out detail colors and background effects. Each service should have a price attached, so that the customer knows what they’re signing up for, such as portrait retouches, airbrushing, background changes, object or person elimination, and the addition of decorative photographic frames and borders.